Coconut Shrimp & Spinach

Shrimp has been on sale quite often at the grocery store lately - $10 off a 2lb bag! Needless to say, we've been making a lot of shrimp dishes. This dish has a bit of an Asian twist, with the coconut milk and soy sauce. The spinach and tomatoes make it especially delicious. We served it over brown rice. The recipe serves about 4 - enjoy!

P.S. Michael's been working on changing the image of our site around if you're wondering what's going on. He's having a little bit too much fun with it, so you might see a lot of random background changes in the next few days. :)


  • 1/3 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 red chile peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (we used frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium diced, seeded tomato
  • 6 cups baby spinach


  1. Combine coconut milk, chiles, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, lime juice and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes, tossing occasionally. Drain well, reserving marinade.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook, turning once, until barely pink, about 30 seconds per side; transfer to a plate.
  3. Add tomato and spinach to the pan; cook, stirring, until the spinach starts to wilt, about 30 seconds. Add the reserved marinade; simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the pan; heat through. Serve immediately.


Dewi said...

LOL, we'll see what other back ground that Michael will put on the back ground next.

Is that right Jess, $10 for 2 lbs shrimps? I'll check out my grocery store I love shrimps. I don't even mind it if its frozen. I probably already mentioned in one of my comment that I love Asian style coking, always do. Glad to see the red chile pepper in your recipe. Nice and spicy.

Unknown said...

The Asian twist sounds yummy to me!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious looking shrimp dish! Wow, we never pay $10 for 2lbs! Here, they cost like 20 CHF for 1lb...



lisaiscooking said...

This looks light and healthy and delicious! Love the spinach.

grace said...

why, oh why can't i learn to like shrimp? this looks stellar, and easy on the wallet to boot. maybe one day... :)

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